Infrastructure Design Building - Vedatya Institute Best-in-Class Infrastructure |
Studio Labs, Art Installations,
& On-campus Hostels
Best-in-Class Infrastructure |
Studio Labs, Art Installations,
& On-campus Hostels
Design Studio at Vedatya Institute
Applied Learning Design School at Vedatya Focus on Applied Learning,
Design Thinking &
Sustainability Practices
Focus on Applied Learning,
Design Thinking &
Sustainability Practices
Design School at Vedatya
Specialization Applied Learning at Vedatya Institute Unique Specializations |
Interior & Service Design, Design
& Luxury Business Management
Unique Specializations |
Interior & Service Design, Design
& Luxury Business Management
Applied Learning at Vedatya Institute
Faculty Faculty at Vedatya Institute Industry Professions
in Teaching Roles &
Industry Think Tank
Industry Professions in
Teaching Roles & Industry Think Tank
Faculty at Vedatya Institute

School of Design and Creative Arts

Design Studio at Vedatya Institute
The School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA) has been established after extensive feedback from the industry on the skill set deficit that they are seeing in the current graduates. This feedback – lack of broad based design skills, lack of design thinking, and lack of business skills – form the foundation for the unique course offering.
 
The contemporary programs offered by SDCA include first two years of foundation to provide interdisciplinary exposure through design thinking, business skills, and internship across two different specializations. Only after this broad exposure are students required to make an informed choice of specialisation starting in the third year.
 
For students who want to focus on the business aspect of design and luxury industries, the school also offers a program that is an excellent alternative to a traditional BBA program.

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Faculty With Degrees From 
U. S. and U. K.

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Acre Campus Space With Student Led Design Installations

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Design Specializations

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Industry Required Skill Set

(Design Thinking, Business Skills, Diverse Design Training)

School Highlights

Industry internships and placements with global brands including international locations in France and Dubai

A unique specialization called “Immersive Spaces & Service Design” as a result of industry feedback that focuses on interior & service design for hospitality, healthcare, and retail industries

Focused on developing “design acumen” in a learner through design thinking and applied learning – building installations on campus, field trips, design competition and live projects

Best in class design infrastructure through studio based delivery, adjunct faculty who are working professionals, material lab, and cutting edge software

A two year foundation that allows students to learn broad based design acumen and practical experience through an industry internship before they make an informed decision about the specialization to pursue

Design and luxury management program for candidates who want to pursue the business aspects of the design and services industry rather than the creative aspects. This is an excellent alternative to the traditional BBA program

On-campus residential facilities that provide the flexibility for students to use the facilities at their convenience

Focus on sustainable design practices based on Vedatya’s practice ethos as practiced through other means (farm-to-fork, organic farming, rainwater harvesting, etc.)

Interdisciplinary approach to design through its application in the business world and the broad service industry that includes hospitality, retail, healthcare, financial services, etc.

Award-winning industry speakers on new Product Development, Service Industry, Visual Design, Graphic Design, and more

Think Tank

Because our goal is to provide placement to our students, we have a multi-tudinal industry engagement effort that includes a think tank (listed below) for advising us about including contemporary design practices in our curriculum. In fact, we have a structured approach of engaging with industry professionals every two years

to ask them specific questions about the industry’s evolution and the skill gaps that they are seeing in the graduate profiles. We then incorporate appropriate changes to our curriculum.

Members of the think tank also act as adjunct faculty that provide a practical perspective to our students.

Because our goal is to provide placement to our students, we have a multi-tudinal industry engagement effort that includes a think tank (listed below) for advising us about including contemporary design practices in our curriculum. In fact, we have a structured approach of engaging with industry professionals every two years to ask them specific questions about the industry’s evolution and the skill gaps that they are seeing in the graduate profiles. We then incorporate appropriate changes to our curriculum.

Members of the think tank also act as adjunct faculty that provide a practical perspective to our students.

Amit Krishn GulatiFounder Partner at Design 21
Amrita DasguptaCo-Founder/Partner at Studio CoDe
Akila SeshasayeeFounder/Chief Designer at Toile Indienne
Ira Khulbe AgarwalVisiting Faculty

Amit Krishn Gulati

Founder Partner at Design 21

Amit Krishn Gulati is an award winning industrial designer, entrepreneur and design educator with a multifaceted oeuvre encompassing New Product Development, Healthcare, Hotels & Hospitality, Branding, Built Environments and Retail Experiences.

Amit completed the post-graduate programme in Industrial Design from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad in 1995 and is the co-founder of Incubis, one of India’s leading architecture and design companies with several Fortune 500 clients.

Incubis is known for its path-breaking ’frugal innovation’ projects, exemplified by the creation of a range of affordable maternal infant-care devices for GE Healthcare, modular polyclinics for the Delhi Government and Ginger, the ‘smart’ hotel chain for the Tata Group.

Amit is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and works closely with many start-ups. He is one of the founding investors at Barista, India’s pioneering espresso retailer, Abisko, a solar solutions venture and Eye-Q, a successful and fast-growing chain of affordable eye hospitals. Amit, and the team at Incubis, designed and helped execute the iconic 100 meter ‘Mudra’ installation that has become the celebrated symbol of the International Airport at New Delhi. Amit is actively engaged in creating design awareness and has served on the CII National Committee on Design for several years and is the Vice President-National Executive Council of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

In addition to leading the design team at Incubis, Amit teaches at The School of Planning and Architecture – New Delhi, Ambedkar University – Delhi, Anant National University – Ahmedabad and at his alma-mater, NID- Ahmedabad.

Amrita Dasgupta

Co-Founder/Partner at Studio CoDe

Amrita Dasgupta is an architect and visual designer who believes in the transformative power of good design.

A founding partner of award winning multidisciplinary Studio Code in New Delhi, Amrita is a LEED 2.1 Accredited Professional and has studied and worked in New York, New Delhi and Philadelphia working across published projects in architecture, landscape, urban design and communication design.

Amrita currently teaches at both B.Arch and M.Arch programs at the Sushant School of Art & Architecture in Gurgaon. She has previously taught at the Indian School of Design and Innovation (Parsons) Mumbai and the University School of Architecture and Planning, Delhi. Amrita has taught, juried and lectured classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Parsons School of Design, NYC, and several architectural institutions in India. Her academic work has been published in the Metropolis Magazine and exhibited at the Rockefeller Center.

Akila Seshasayee

Founder and Chief Designer at Toile Indienne

Akila’s latest entrepreneurial venture is Toile Indienne (TI), a textile design firm, started in 2017, with a belief that Indian textiles do not have any one style. It is through TI that Akila and her partner, Pankaj Kehr, seek to tell wonderful stories about who we are. Toile Indienne has already won accolades as the winner in the textile design category at the prestigious Lexus Design Award India 2018.

TI is born out of Akila’s love of textiles. It is also a realisation that the Indian textile story has become so centred on Jaipuri prints alone that it was up to Pankaj and her to explore and showcase the vast wealth of stories, histories, myths, legends and culture that is India.

Akila also founded in 1998 and is a partner in a graphic design studio called Designosis. Over the years Designosis has built a stellar reputation for handling a broad spectrum of projects (ranging from branding and corporate communications to magazine design) as well as providing excellent client servicing. It is one of the few handful of studios that has the skill and experience to work on projects as diverse as website design and newspaper design. Some of its corporate clients are amongst India’s top 100 companies, and include banks, real estate companies and auto component makers.

Before starting her entrepreneurial journey with Designosis, Akila’s experience spanned as an Associate Producer in a TV channel, as an Art Director for the Indian Express Sunday Magazine and also for a magazine called “Down to Earth”. She started her career as a designer at Times of India.

Akila is passionate about typography and her work features in India: Contemporary Design: Fashion, Graphics, Interiors published by the V&A. She has also taught typography at the National Institute of Design.

She believes that good edi¬torial design doesn’t mean merely pushing bits of text and pictures around to create a layout, but it truly needs to engage with content to create pages for people to read.

Akila has a degree in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, where she was strongly influenced by Bauhaus and designers like Saul Bass, Adrian Frutiger, Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, and so on. These designers, and the privilege of working with an incredibly talented bunch of people in editorial, art and photography have influenced the work that she does today.

Ira Khulbe Agarwal

Visiting Faculty

Expertise in Programming , Planning , Design management & Interior Architecture. International experience with SOM & HOK.

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